Easily Create Watercolor Texture with these 3 Common Household Items
When you are creating artwork a little bit of watercolor texture can really help take your art to the next level if done properly.
This article covers three straightforward ways to add some character to your paintings using three simple household items that you most likely already have on hand. There are so many other techniques, but I wanted to give you something that you could try right away.
The 3 Household Items I used
This is a great trick to create snow, stars, or frost. It is more noticeable and dramatic when used on darker colors. The salt is dropped or sprinkled onto wet paint. The effect will vary depending on the coarseness of the salt, thickness, and the wetness of your paint. If your paint is just damp it will have little or no effect. Make sure you let the paint dry completely before removing the salt. Try it out at different stages of wetness and see what watercolor texture you get.
Table salt (Fine)
WATERCOLOR TEXTURE TIP:
Your painting needs soft neutral places for the viewer’s eye to rest when looking at your art. If there is too much pattern in your painting the viewer will be overwhelmed.
2. Rubbing Alcohol
Dropped onto wet paint
Painted on dry paper
This watercolor texture technique is nice for a stained-glass effect or for rocks.
This is only three watercolor texture techniques out many more. You can use just about anything you can think of to create an interesting texture. Texture can be a powerful addition to your painting but here is a word of caution, with texture, less is more. Too much texture will make your painting too busy.
What is your favorite way to create texture with watercolor?
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